MK’s car hit in rock attack as he visits bereaved family
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MK’s car hit in rock attack as he visits bereaved family

Haim Jelin uninjured in Jordan Valley incident, but car sustains damage in assault as leaves home of terror victim Shlomit Krigman

Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin's car, hit in a stone-throwing attack (Courtesy)
Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin's car, hit in a stone-throwing attack (Courtesy)

MK Haim Yellin’s car was damaged in a stone-throwing attack in the Jordan Valley on Thursday, as the lawmaker returned from visiting the bereaved family of stabbing victim Shlomit Krigman.

The Yesh Atid lawmaker was not hurt in the attack, which took place on Highway 90 in the West Bank. Photos of the car showed a backseat window was entirely shattered.

The assailants were not immediately apprehended.

Jelin was paying a condolence call to the Krigman family in Shadmot Mehola, located in the Beit She’an Valley, whose 23-year-old daughter was killed in a terror attack earlier this week.

Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin. (Ben Kelmer/Flash90)
Yesh Atid MK Haim Jelin. (Ben Kelmer/Flash90)

“This time it was a rock and not a rocket,” said Jelin, who lives near the Gaza Strip border. “We must not stop living our lives because of a terrorist who throws stones, shoots at us or tries to stab us. We must continue to hit back against terrorism with all our might, embrace the families of the victims but not abandon the diplomatic agenda.”

Shlomit Krigman, 23, died of her wounds a day after being stabbed in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon on January 26, 2016. (Facebook)
Shlomit Krigman, 23, died of her wounds a day after being stabbed in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon on January 26, 2016. (Facebook)

Krigman, who had served as a group leader in Beit Horon for the national-religious Bnei Akiva youth movement, was spending time with her grandparents at the settlement when she was attacked. Another woman, Adina Cohen, 58, was moderately injured in the attack, which took place outside a small market in the settlement.

Krigman had recently completed her bachelor’s degree in industrial design at the University of Ariel, and was trying to decide on a path to pursue in the field.

She is survived by her parents and her six siblings.

Following the stabbing attack at Beit Horon, Krigman was evacuated to Hadassah Hospital in Mount Scopus in critical condition. Despite efforts to stabilize her, she died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, a statement from the hospital said.

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